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File under: Abstract

Monika Subrtova

Toon (;P)

Label: Next Festival Records

Format: LP

Genre: Electronic

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Slovakian producer Monika Subrtova presents her first solo LP ‘Toon’ - a collection of chilly visions drawing on influences from 90s Electronica, Techno and film composition. Until recently, the majority of Subrtova’s work has been released and performed alongside Daniel Kordik under their raucous project Jamka. Whether working collaboratively or alone - Subrtova adopts the spirit of modular synthesis, allowing music to unfurl naturally through presence with the machines and progressive parameter adjustment. Here - she applies this organic methodology to the Elektron Rytm MK2 and Novation Peak which she uses to bring together minor-key melodies, pin-prick signals, scattered rhythms and palpable textures which echo influences from Vatican Shadow, Keiji Haino or Tropic of Cancer.

Toon’ comes as the successor to her first solo outing on the Slovakian label Urbsounds. Her ‘Omnia’ EP laid out the seeds for the LP - seeds which now germinate across six musical depictions of a maladjusted species against a dystopian, industrial backdrop. Pockets of beauty blossom against a bed of malaise which is a contrast that dovetails her music neatly with the Next Records catalog and provides a captivating window into Monika Subrtova’s creative mind. 

File under: Abstract
Cat. number: NXT011
Year: 2024
Music & Mix: Monika Subrtova Artwork: Sten Heijster Mastering: Rupert Clervaux Cover: Matej Vojtuš NEXT FESTIVAL RECORDS, 2023 ℗ ATRAKT ART 2023 SUPPORTED USING PUBLIC FUNDS BY SLOVAK ARTS COUNCIL